Best Characters The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists  

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List Rules Based on notoriety, eccentricity, and blind devotion to their work; often causing danger to themselves and others.

There's a long-standing saying that says that the smartest people have the least common sense. While it is true that most mad scientists are in fact dangerously maladjusted sociopaths, it must be remembered that “mad” can mean “eccentric and unorthodox” as well “batshit crazy.” Some may have benevolent or good spirited intentions, even if their actions are dangerous or questionable, which can make them accidental villains. While this kinder, gentler version of the mad scientist is not quite as common as his evil counterpart, he is a popular archetype in certain types of fiction.

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Dr. Emmett Brown is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Baron Victor von Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Frederick Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Dr. Bunsen Honeydew is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Frank N. Furter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Dr. Henry Jekyll is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Bruce Banner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Professor Farnsworth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
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Doctor Evil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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The Doctor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
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Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Egon Spengler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Jack Griffin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Dr. Strangelove is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Herbert West is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
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Doctor Moreau is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Professor Moriarty is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
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Dr. Julius No is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Dr Krieger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
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Wayne Szalinski is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
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Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
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Seth Brundle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists